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Born 1955, went to boys' schools in NW England. Discovered Chalet School books in local library at age of about 11. Decided that these were a big improvement on most of what was intended for boys at that time, and read most of them by the age of about 13. Did a degree in German. Worked in the public sector until offered early retirement in 2012. (Had been waiting for someone to offer me this since about 1982). Following a trip to the Achensee in about 2006, decided to re-read The School at the Chalet, and suddently realised that it was the CS books which had started my interest in the German-speaking world. Have decided that, after writing a great deal for work for a long time, I might dip a toe in the water of writing fiction.